Multiple outlets reported yesterday that AOL was potentially planning to kill off its AIM messaging platform. Today, the company has responded with a strongly-stated, albeit off-the-record, "Nuh-uh, not us."
One of the features I miss most from my days as a BlackBerry user is BBM, the messaging service. If Boy Genius Report's sources are correct though, Android users and iOS users could be messaging cross-platform. There goes your reason to cling onto your BlackBerry.
My love affair with Lifehacker's Sunday lists continues today as I bring you word of the five best Instant Messenger clients currently available for your pinging pleasure. And I agree with them: I really don't know how I grew up in the 90s without this invaluable tool. Sheer willpower, I suppose. [Lifehacker]
There are two versions of the AIM app in the App Store right now. The free one, with ads, and the $2.99 one, with no ads. They both have push notifications.
The AIM iPhone app has never been great, but it just got some pretty solid features—it pings when you have new IMs, even after you quit the app, and lets you send free SMS messages.